Tag Archives: Salon

Rape Culture click bait

A few days ago the folks at Boing Boing rebroadcast an imagine that they’d picked up from Salon.com politics editor Elias Isquith. The image, which has now been shared by over 8,000 people on Facebook alone, started showing up in my social media feeds this morning, accompanied by words like, “horrifying.” On the face of […]

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Ted McClelland on fleeing “Michissippi” and why we’ll never be able to keep our brightest young people from Chicago

Here on the site last week, I twice invoked an article that had appeared on Salon.con entitled Right-to-work bill: Michigan just gives up. Well, the second time I did so, the author of the piece, Ted McClelland, left a comment. And, from there, a short email exchange ensued, resulting in the following interview. I hope […]

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This is what Obama wanted, and it needs to fail

For what it’s worth, I think Glenn Greenwald and Russ Feingold are probably right when they say that we shouldn’t lay all the blame for what happened with regard to healthcare reform at the feet of Joe Lieberman. Much of the blame, as Glenn points out in his recent article on Salon, belongs with Obama. […]

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Conservative Bible promises new, better Jesus

I didn’t see it coming, but now, in retrospect, I guess it was inevitable… It seems as though conservatives, after years of agonizing over the complete disconnect between the way their savior lived his life, and the way they choose to live their own, have taken it upon themselves to make a big change. No, […]

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Let’s go pirate hunting

If I weren’t a thoroughly beaten and lifeless husk of my former self, I’d be out at the Old Miami tonight watching Quintron. If I had HBO, I’d be watching Drew Barrymore’s retelling of Grey Gardens. But, as I’m old, lazy, and cheap, I’m sitting here on my couch, reading about how Ron Paul wants […]

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